Griffin Jax, Twins can't hold off the Blue Jays in Sunday's 5-2 loss

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While you were tailgating and watching the Minnesota Vikings play the Seattle Seahawks, the Minnesota Twins lost to the Toronto Blue Jays by a score of 5-2. It was the Twins' second consecutive loss after they started off the four game set with a pair of wins on Thursday and Friday night.

The Twins never held a lead in the ballgame, as Griffin Jax gave up an early three-run home run to catcher Danny Jansen in the top of the second inning.

In the bottom half of the inning, Jake Cave was able to help Minnesota cut into the lead when he drove in Mitch Garver with an RBI single. However, Toronto's power was too much, as George Springer homered in the fifth and Teoscar Hernandez doubled in Bo Bichette for the fifth and final run of the game in the eighth.

A positive offensively for the Twins was Byron Buxton, who hit his 16th homer of the season in the fifth inning. The 27-year-old went 1-for-3 with a walk in the contest.

The Twins will have an off day on Monday before welcoming in the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday for the final home series of the year. It was announced today that Joe Ryan will start on Thursday, which happens to be "Prince Night".

Final Pitching Lines


Alek Manoah: 5.2 IP, 2 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, 8 K

Tim Mayza: 1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K

Adam Cimber: 1 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 1 K

Jordan Romano: 1.1 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 0 BB, 3 K


Griffin Jax: 5 IP, 4 ER, 6 H, 0 BB, 2 K

Nick Vincent: 2 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 2 BB, 1 K

Ralph Garza Jr.: 1 IP, 1 ER, 2 H, 0 BB, 0 K

Caleb Thielbar: 1 IP, 0 ER, 1 H, 0 BB, 1 K